Monday, March 17, 2008
Over spring break I went down to North Carolina to visit my aunt. One of the first things I told her about was this class. She thought it sounded awesome and thought this would be a lot of help for me in the future. My dad said the same thing. He told me there was no way he could do some of this stuff and I really consider my dad a very outgoing person. He told me that by doing these kinds of things in class will help me come out of my shell with people I don't know. Honestly, the only person I knew in this class the first few sessions was Molly (and we all know thats not any sort of a privilege; just kidding molly- I'm assuming you're used to it by now though) and I had to get up in front of all of you and do absolutely crazy things. The more I hear people say it the more I agree, I really think this will help in my career even though it has nothing to do with acting.
The last class when we had to do the entanglement, and I actually had to re-do it, I felt awkward. Perhaps that is why I laughed both times. I don't really know why...I guess, I just felt funny. I was doing something I don't usually do and it felt weird. I believe just because it was out of the ordinary, I couldn't really focus and stay serious. That makes me think of the extra features on some movies when actors actually laugh about what they are doing or saying, and they have to re-do it. Before, when I watched those bloopers, I didn't really think they were funny and I didn't really find a reason for the actors to laugh. Well, now I somewhat understand that.
I have no idea why Ashland University doesn't decide to have spring break during our Easter break. I know we wouldn't get as many days off but I hate having to come back for a couple days to leave back out, and I don't think we're as involved in many of our classes because were so focused on leaving again for break. It just makes more sense that way.
I don't know about the rest of you but I'm finding it harder and harder to get up everyday knowing I have to go to class. I can feel that we are getting closer and closer to the end and while I'm happy about that for some of my classes, I approach the end with a little bit of apprehension towards this class. Being an Accounting major I'm rather certain that with the hectic schedule I have for the rest of my time at AU I won't be able to take other class like this one. And while I know there is lots of time left, I am now trying to figure out what I am going to take in the fall and what am I going to do over the summer. I hate how sometimes we are forced to deal with future when some of us are having time dealing with the now. I just want to enjoy the time I have left in my classes this semester, not worry about what might happen in the future. So for all of us lets just remember how awesome this class is and enjoy each day we have left.
There were many different things that I believe helped to contribute to the play Dead Man Walking. One of the most important characteristics of the play involved the actors and their ability to act without props in most cases. Although they were able to use different things on set to create a different setting for example, the majority of the play was, in my opinion, created through their creation of objects such as the glass wall in the prison among other examples.
So over spring break i saw the musical, Thouroughly Modern Millie. The music was excellent, but i really did not like the scenery or the plot. The scenery was essentially what Fabio called "high schoolish". I thought that they tried to recreate everything instead of letting the audience's imagination take off. The plot was quite possibly the most mind numbing experience I have ever had. However, I guess that is what one will get at a musical since the emphasis is clearly on the music and not on the plot, which is fine because the music was superb.